Sunday, February 8, 2015

KEVORKIAN “Promo tape 1999” – USA

This band was formed in 1997 and still alive and kicking in New York City. This is the first material recorded by them at Sweatshop and Eaten Alive Studios. And it doesn’t sound like they were some immature bitch bands at all! I got this tape from the boss of PARAGON RECORDS, thanks man! No thanks to Boston!

The first two songs “Feast of the Vanguished Flesh” and “Brought to My Knees” was crafted with power groove riffs, kung foo double pedals and grinding chainsaw throatfuck vocals. This two songs sound pretty close to what it is called as American Metal or ‘deathcore’ these days. While the third and fourth tracks “Human Extraction Systems” and “No Borgain” heading for more European sounds similar to Swedish dark death metal like KAAMOS. Man, how I miss these guys!

It is an amazing debut promo tape KEVORKIAN have here. Killer performance in every departments left me nothing to criticize to. I’m going to find their debut full length “Immortality in Culture” (2002), also contains a cover of Britney Spear’s “Baby One More Time”, and how was that huh?

The band was inspired by Jack Kevorkian when they come out with this technical death metal project. Jack Kevorkian was known as “Dr Death” since 1956, when he conducted a study photography patients’ eyes as they died. In a 1958 he suggested that death row inmates be euthanized and their bodily organs harvested. In 1960 he proposed using condemned prisoners for medical experiments. In 1989 Dr. Kevorkian provided suicide service by machine to at least 45 or more satisfied customers. In 1997, the U.S Supreme Court ruled that Americans who want to kill themselves – but physically unable to do so-have no constitutional right to end their lives. So, Kervorkian was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison, was paroled in 2007.

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